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Brad Fuller makes events available with social media start-up

Brad Fuller is a 2004 Mississippi State agribusiness graduate who left Washington to found YeHive, a start-up whose social media app and website launched last year. Blending features from several social media outlets, YeHive takes photos and videos from an event and deposits them in a central location. Q — What is YeHive? A — YeHive is an event-centered social ...

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CRAWFORD: Move cautiously on virtual training

More and more parents choose to home school their children. National statistics show the number of home schooled children grows about seven percent each year. Likewise the number of students in charter schools continues to increase, growing about 12 percent each year. A growing number of states, 31 at last count, allow virtual public schools where students go to school ...

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Special panel ready to explore funding for road and bridge maintenance

A Senate study committee made up lawmakers and citizen representatives will convene June 12-13 in Jackson to look at ways to fund upkeep of the state’s roads and bridges. Sen. Willie Simmons, a Cleveland Democrat who chairs the Senate Highways and Transportation Committee, will lead the panel. It will continue to meet through the summer and prepare recommendations for legislators ...

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Home sales rising in parts of the state

People in the real estate business aren’t exactly doing cartwheels, but in some areas of the state homes sales have picked up at an encouraging pace. “I will tell you from conversations with individuals around the state that things are looking up,” said Ken Austin, a Mississippi Coast Realty real estate agent who is president of the Mississippi Association of ...

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Seth Case-Price to lead USM Children's Center

Sarah Case-Price began her affiliation with The Children’s Center for Communication and Development at The University of Southern Mississippi more than a dozen years ago as a student worker. On July 1, she will take over the reins as director. Case-Price has served in several capacities at the center since becoming a full-time staff member in 2006, most recently as ...

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Seth Case-Price to lead USM Children’s Center

Sarah Case-Price began her affiliation with The Children’s Center for Communication and Development at The University of Southern Mississippi more than a dozen years ago as a student worker. On July 1, she will take over the reins as director. Case-Price has served in several capacities at the center since becoming a full-time staff member in 2006, most recently as ...

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State's struggling road builders conflicted by study committee

Late in the last legislative session, state lawmakers approved a resolution to form a study committee to look into the issue of funding for road and bridge work. It seemed that Mississippi’s struggling road builders had finally caught a break. But now local roadbuilders are wondering if the study is a positive step or not after learning they will not ...

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The wait continues for Edison Walthall hotel buyer

Hopes for injecting more life into downtown Jackson’s Capitol Street through a renovation and possible conversion of the vacant Edison-Walthall sustained a setback when the hotel did not get an acceptable bid at auction. For now, the circa 1927 lodging landmark will remain with the Landmark Center office building a block away as once-major properties on downtown’s main thoroughfare awaiting ...

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